SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. LS Lekamge

Senior Lecturer

slekamge@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Office: +94-0453454519

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Engineering (Information Science and Control Engineering), Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (August 2017)
  • Master of Engineering (Management and Information Systems Engineering), Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (August 2014)
  • BSc. in Computation and Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (August 2010)

Profile

Dr. Sugeeswari Lekamge is attached to the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences. After being graduated from University of Peradeniya in 2010, she joined the same as a member of the academic supportive staff at the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science. She started her career as a lecturer in 2011 at the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. She has successfully completed her Masters and Doctoral studies at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 2014 and 2017 respectively. 


Research Interests

  • Music/ Audio Data Mining 
  • Kansei Engineering/ Affective Computing
  • Human Informatics 
  • Ambient Biomedical Engineering
  • Bio-signal Processing
  • Bio-feedback Systems

Current Research Projects

  • A Music Database for Emotion Research and An Interactive Platform for Music-Emotion Annotation 
  • A Machine Learning Approach for Music Emotion Classification 

Completed Research Projects

  • Effects of Aroma Inhalation on Alleviating Short-term Cognitive Stress: An Ealuation based on Psychophysiological Measures

Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses/Visiting Lectures

  • Induction Program for Academic Staff conducted by the Staff Development Centre, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (April 2016)
  • International Graduate Course for Continuing Professional Development in Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (August 2017)

Research Publication in Indexed Journals

  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Masaki Nakachi, Shu Sato, Kanetoshi Ito, and Shusaku Nomura, “Alleviation of the Acute Stress Response following Mild Orange Essential Oil Administration,” IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Vol.12, No.S1, pp.158-163, 05.06.2017.


Research Publication in refereed Journals

  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Masaki Nakachi, Shu Sato, Kanetoshi Ito, and Shusaku Nomura, “Psychophysiological Effects of Aroma Inhalation during a Short-term Cognitive Stressor: A Preliminary Study using Eight Different Aromas,” International Journal of Affective Engineering, Vol.16, No.3, pp.213-220, 27.06.2017.
  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Ashu Marasinghe, Pradeep Kalansooriya, and Shusaku Nomura, “A Visual Interface for Emotion based Music Navigation using Subjective and Objective Measures of Emotion Perception,” International Journal of Affective Engineering, Vol.15, No.2, pp.205-211, 30.06.2016.

Research publications in refereed e-Journals (online journals)

  • Sugeeswari Lekamge and Ashu Marasinghe, “Identifying the associations between music and emotion in developing an emotion based music recommendation system,” Transactions on GIGAKU, Vol.2, No.2, pp.1S01006/1-6, October 2014.

Published as full paper at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Ashu Marasinghe, and Pradeep Kalansooriya, “A Visual Interface for Music Navigation based on Subjective and Objective Measures of Music Emotion Perception,” in Proc. The 1st International Symposium on Affective Science and Engineering (ISASE), Tokyo, Japan, pp.1-5, 23.03.2015.
  • Sugeeswari Lekamge and Ashu Marasinghe, "Developing a Smart City Model that Ensures the Optimum Utilization of Existing Resources in Cities of All Sizes." in Proc. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering (ICBAKE), Tokyo, Japan, pp.202-207, 05.07.2013.

Published in abstract/Extended abstract at the National/International Conferences/Symposium

  • Joseph Charles and Sugeeswari Lekamge, “Generalizability of Music Emotion Classifiers: An Evaluation of the Applicability of miremotion in Emotion Classification of Sri Lankan Folk Melodies.” in Abs. Intenatinoal Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS 2019), University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (Accepted)
  • Joseph Charles and Sugeeswari Lekamge, “A Machine Learning Approach for Emotion Classification of Sri Lankan Folk Melodies.” in Abs. Intenatinoal Research Conference, Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU2019), Badulla, Sri Lanka, pg.90, 08.02.2019.
  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Masaki Nakachi, Shu Sato, Kanetoshi Ito, and Shusaku Nomura, “Psychophysiological Effects of Orange Aroma Inhalation during a Short-term Cognitive Stressor.” in Abs. The 7th Annual Research Session of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (ARSSUSL), Belihuloya, Sri Lanka, pg.20, 13.12.2017.
  • Sugeeswari Lekamge, Ashu Marasinghe, and Pradeep Kalansooriya, “PCA based Visualization of Digital Music Libraries in Assisting Emotion based Music Navigation." in Abs. The 3rd International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka (IGCN), Nagaoka, Japan, pg.51, 21.06.2014.
  • Sugeeswari Lekamge and Ashu Marasinghe, “Emotion based Classification of Sri Lankan Folk Songs,” in Abs. The 1st International Conference on Energy, Environment and Human Engineering (ICEEHE), Yangon, Myanmar, pg.69, 22.12.2013.

Recognized National/International awards for learning, research and teaching

  • Monbukagakusho Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship (Sep. 2012 - Aug. 2014)
  • KDDI Foundation Scholarship for International Students (Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2017) 

Editor-in-Chief of Journals/Editorial Board Member/Program Chair/Reviewer

Editorial Board Member

  • The 1st International Conference on Energy Environment and Human Engineering (ICEEHE), Yangon, Myanmar (21st-23rd Dec.2013)

Conference Committe Member

  • The 4th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka (IGCN), Nagaoka, Japan (19th-21st Jun.2015)

Reviewer

  • International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS 2019) organised by the Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (25th Oct. 2019)
  • The 8th Annual Research Session of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (ARS 2018), Sri Lanka (19th Dec. 2018)
  • EdHat International Research Conference on Information Communication Technology (IRCICT), Sri Lanka (23rd Nov.2018)

Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

  • Member of the Task Force for Self Evaluation Report (SER) compilation for Program Review (PR) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, 2020 (May 2019 to date)
  • Student Counselor for the Academic Year 2017/2018, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (February 2019 to date)
  • Committee Member of the Board of Study of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (February 2019 to date )
  • Department Coordinator, Committee for the University Web Site Development, Faculty of Appied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (January 2019 to date)
  • Activity Team Member of the Project Implementation Team, Enriching Learning, Teaching, Assessment, and English Language Skills Enhancement (ELTA-ELSE) Development Projects/Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD), Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (January 2019 to date)
  • Activity Coordinator, Enriching Learning, Teaching, Assessment and English Language Skills Enhancement (ELTA-ELSE) Development Projects/Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) - Department of Computing and Information Systems, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (2018)
  • Member of the Prospective Projects Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (May 2018 to date)

Undergraduate Teaching

  • IS11201 Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • IS 11204 Information System Infrastructure
  • IS12209 Emerging Technologies for Information Systems
  • IS 21215 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • IS 22222 System Integration and Architecture (2017/2018)
  • IS 31228 Electronic Business Strategy, Architecture, and Design
  • IS 31230 Mini Project 
  • IS 31241 Design Patterns and Applications
  • IS 42853 Research Project in Information Systems 
  • PST 11208 Computer Hardware and Software